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Boston Movers Think Environmental For Earth Month

Welcome back to the Liberty Moving & Storage weekly blog update, where we discuss all things home and moving. To continue with our theme from last week: National Earth Month, today we thought we would talk about sustainability within the home. There are many ways that Boston movers can be conscious of the environment within their homes, without needing to change lifestyles. We will mention a few of them for you, to get the conversation started.

1. Start a compost – If you have a yard, start a pile back away from the house. You can keep a container with a lid in your kitchen and put any compostable material into it (fruit/vegetable matter, egg shells, leftover grains – anything except meat and processed foods). If you don’t have a yard, find somebody local with a garden or a farm that you can bring your material to once a week. Composted material is great for a garden, and great for the earth!
2. Be conscious of paper/plastic bags – Reuse paper and stay away from plastic! Plastic is harmful to the environment and does not decompose. You can also buy a reusable bag in the grocery store, which you can use each time you go shopping.
3. Use compact fluorescent light bulbs – they screw into the typical light bulb socket, but use far less electricity. You won’t need to change them as often!
4. Install a solar water-heater – It is both energy effective and cost effective!
5. Recycle! – Separate your recyclables from your garbage. If you don’t get recycling picked up regularly, set a goal to drop off your cans and boxes a couple of times a month to a local recycling center. It makes a difference!

There are many other ways to take steps towards living a more environmentally friendly life. Do some of your own research if you’re interested! Conducting sustainable projects is a great way to get the whole family involved, and make your home a better place to live.

Happy Earth Month!
Liberty Moving & Storage, Your Trusted Boston Movers

Boston Movers Celebrate Hearth and Health

Welcome back to Liberty Moving & Storage news! February is American Heart Month, and we hope that all of our valued Boston movers are in good health. In this issue, we’d like to discuss some great ways to stay healthy and happy at the close of the winter. We understand that it’s easy to go through cycles of feeling sluggish or lazy, but we also know that moving to a new place offers the opportunity to form new habits and new hobbies. Take a moment to think about what kinds of habits you are pursuing and if they are working for you.

Get outside – Spring is right around the corner. It doesn’t matter what the weather is like, the sun is getting stronger each day. Go soak up some of that vitamin D! Take a walk with the family, or plan a weekend trip for the spring. Springtime is the best time of year to go camping, biking, or hiking. If you like any of those activities, take advantage of the season. If not, find something else that you can do outdoors.

Organize your kitchen – Whether you’ve just moved, are planning on moving, or just want to do some spring cleaning, see what kinds of things you have stashed away in your cabinets, is it nutritious? Plan some healthy meals for the week. Keep your body strong by eating foods that are scientifically proven to be beneficial for your heart, such as oatmeal and salmon.

Check in with your doctor. If you’re new in town, look up the different health resources that are available to you on the internet or through your local community center. Do you need to find a new family doctor? Are you thinking about joining an exercise or yoga class but don’t know where to go? Do some research on places to go for healthcare and well-being in your new area. If you haven’t moved recently, it may still be a good idea to schedule a physical if you haven’t had one recently and always a good time to discover a new healthy hobby.

We value each and every one of our Boston movers. Finish out the winter strong, and check in with yourself and your family about health. The American Heart Association is a great resource if you want to learn more about healthy habits to keep your heart strong.

Good Health and Happiness,
Liberty Moving & Storage, Your Trusted Boston Movers

Boston Movers Think Environmental For Earth Month

Welcome back to the Liberty Moving & Storage weekly blog update, where we discuss all things home and moving. To continue with our theme from last week: National Earth Month, today we thought we would talk about sustainability within the home. There are many ways that Boston movers can be conscious of the environment within their homes, without needing to change lifestyles. We will mention a few of them for you, to get the conversation started.

1. Start a compost – If you have a yard, start a pile back away from the house. You can keep a container with a lid in your kitchen and put any compostable material into it (fruit/vegetable matter, egg shells, leftover grains – anything except meat and processed foods). If you don’t have a yard, find somebody local with a garden or a farm that you can bring your material to once a week. Composted material is great for a garden, and great for the earth!
2. Be conscious of paper/plastic bags – Reuse paper and stay away from plastic! Plastic is harmful to the environment and does not decompose. You can also buy a reusable bag in the grocery store, which you can use each time you go shopping.
3. Use compact fluorescent light bulbs – they screw into the typical light bulb socket, but use far less electricity. You won’t need to change them as often!
4. Install a solar water-heater – It is both energy effective and cost effective!
5. Recycle! – Separate your recyclables from your garbage. If you don’t get recycling picked up regularly, set a goal to drop off your cans and boxes a couple of times a month to a local recycling center. It makes a difference!

There are many other ways to take steps towards living a more environmentally friendly life. Do some of your own research if you’re interested! Conducting sustainable projects is a great way to get the whole family involved, and make your home a better place to live.

Happy Earth Month!
Liberty Moving & Storage, Your Trusted Boston Movers

Moving to a New School

It’s that time of year again! Students all over the country have already started their back to school shopping. Whether with excitement or dread, they are going back.  Students returning to the same school pretty much know what to expect but starting a new school equals a big bunch of unknowns.

Are you a Boston mover with children getting ready to move or just settling in? Will your children be starting a new school? Liberty Moving & Storage know from many years working with our Boston Move customers that this can create feelings of uncertainty and a bit of dread. Settling into a new home and neighborhood is a huge adjustment, but add the adjustment to a new school on top of that and that is a lot of change for a child.  However, it can be a very positive experience and one we would like to help you with.

Liberty Moving & Storage is happy to provide tips and resources for our Boston Movers to help their kids adjust to a new school.

• Make a memory scrapbook-Before your child begins the new school, make a scrapbook together including photos of the old school, teachers, friends, school art work, projects and programs from music and sporting events. This is a wonderful way to introduce yourself to new teachers and friends when you arrive at your new school. They will see that you were a happy member of a school community and help to create a bond and connection into the new school. Your child will feel proud to have something to share about where he or she comes from.  Sharing the scrapbook will give kids in the new school a way to get to know your child better taking some mystery out of the new comer.

• Contact the school-You will need to register your child but also ask what programs they might have to help your child feel at home there. Many schools have student guides and mentors that were chosen by their teachers and counselors specifically for their welcoming friendly nature to guide and assist your child in getting around and for making introductions to new classmates. Your school will most likely have visiting days and or events for new students.

• Reach out to the new teacher-Perhaps you will have the opportunity to meet with the teacher before your student begins school so they can get to know one another. If not, look into the possibility of a phone call and/or emailing. This will help your child feel more comfortable entering a new classroom for the first time.

• Get to know your neighbors-As you are moving in and settling in, you might have an opportunity to meet some of your neighbors. Your neighbors might have school students themselves or will most likely know if there are children in the neighborhood that attend the same school. This might be an opportunity to meet new schoolmates outside of school.

• Extra-curricular activities-It is a good idea for Boston Movers to look into your new area ahead of time and see if your child’s favorite extra-curricular activities are offered by the school or in the community. If your child participates in a sport, music, scouts etc., they will be at ease to know that they will have an immediate common connection with other students who participate in the same activity. If you move during summer, your child may even be able to become involved with their favorite sport or activity before school even starts, helping him or her to make new friends.

• Once your child begins forming new connections, give him or her the opportunity to communicate back to their old school friends through sharing photos and stories of their new school experience. It will reinforce their new connections and help them feel proud of their new school.

We found more great tips for Boston Movers with students in the following articles:

9 Ways to Help Your Child Adjust to a New School

“So, You’re the New Kid on the Block”: How to address the pressure and adjustment of moving and beginning a new school.

Moving With Teens

Yes, there will be unknowns but this can be an exciting and hopeful time too. Liberty Moving & Storage would like our Boston Movers to know we understand. We are here to take the stress out of your move.  Happy Housewarming to our Boston Movers and good luck to your children in their new schools!

Back to School Safety

 For the last couple of weeks, Liberty Moving & Storage has been sharing our resources and ideas for college students moving away to school and younger students starting a new school after a move. In keeping with the back to school theme of August, we would like to bring up the topic of back to school safety.

Back to School Safety is important for all children and their families but if you are recent Boston movers and your child will be starting a new school, you will want to focus in on this more than usual as you get used to your new community. Just as you would develop safety plans and precautions in your new home, you want to have an understanding of safety procedures in and around the school.

Liberty Moving & Storage is always on the lookout for information to share that could be useful to Boston movers looking for ways to prepare to move or settle in after a move. We found some great information to share with you regarding back to school safety. Take a look at these great school safety resources.

1. The National Safety Council provides a Back to School Safety page on their site that provides links to areas dedicated to all matters involving school safety including school transportation safety and school safety. They even have a Back to School Safety Checklist so you as the parent of a child starting a new school can look over the list together and be prepared.

2. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention provide a Safe Youth. Safe Schools page on their site that includes a long list of resources and articles that cover a multitude of youth safety topics. We found it to be a great page for Boston movers concerned about keeping their children safe in and around a new school environment.

3. College Students also have safety procedures and practices to consider. We found a resource for them too. Protection1 Campus Safety Matters is an entire website dedicated to Campus safety. On their Campus Safety Tips page you can find a list of fabulous articles covering all topics having to do with college safety. Be sure to link this one to your son or daughter so that they have it to refer to again and again as they protect themselves at school.

Of course the best resources you have about your particular school can be found at your new school. We suggest you give the school a call to discuss that school’s specific safety practices and programs.

August is always an exciting buzzy time of back to school preparations for families. Liberty Moving & Storage is always on the lookout for tips and tools to help Boston movers prepare for a move and settle into their new homes. We hope you enjoyed our post on Back to School Safety and the resources we found for you. We wish you and your students a fabulous new school year!

Future Boston Move? Time to Sort and Purge!

Happy September! The summer is winding down. It is the squirrely time of year where we tend to feel like getting ready or getting back to normal or getting organized. For Liberty Moving & Storage, the summer was and continues to be our busiest move season. But we are always looking ahead and preparing for the next one. 

Many people in Boston are just beginning the thought process about a future Boston move and this time of year is perfect for planning and preparing. Future Boston movers can take advantage of the change in the air and the fall clear out/clean out feeling and start sorting through the contents of their home.

We here at Liberty Moving & Storage like to get our Boston movers thinking ahead to make a future move as smooth as possible. It is a great time of year to prepare and purge! You might not be moving for a while, but it is never too early to think about what stays and what goes if you know a move is on the horizon. Sorting and purging contents of your home can seem like an overwhelming task if you leave it down to the weeks or even a month or two before a move. It could almost be a second job if you have collected a ton over the years.

Start now and start small. Begin with just one cabinet. If you know you are keeping some of the items you sort through but won’t be using them before you move, you can even begin boxing them up and labeling the contents.  One rule of thumb is: if you use it regularly, will use it in the next year, or enjoy it in anyway, then it should probably go with you. Best of all, purging the weight of the contents of your home can help lower the cost of your future move. Remember, your move costs will be calculated based on weight so why not get your home skinny well before actual move day. Be sure to recycle and donate what you will not be keeping. Check out Earth911 or Donationtown for countless resources for donating and recycling your unwanted items.

Like the squirrels, Liberty Moving & Storage like to get ready for what may come. If you are one of the many future Boston movers thinking of moving in the next year or so, prepare ahead and begin your move purge little by little over time. You will be so glad you do it come moving time and so will your wallet. Check back through this upcoming season for purging tips and resources.

The Batty Attic

Last week Liberty Moving & Storage brought forward the topic of cleaning out the “spooky” basement to our future Boston movers. In keeping with the spirit of this last week in October, we would like to turn your attention to the batty attic!

For those of you in the Boston area that are planning a move in the next year, it is never too early to prepare for that move now when you have the time. It will save you money and time later. Liberty Moving & Storage makes a point of sharing ideas and resources as well as offering our moving and storage services to make your Boston move as smooth as possible. We have brought up the topics of sorting and purging all the areas of your home including closets, garage, shed, and basement.  What about the batty attic?! Don’t forget to go up there. Like the basement, the attic can be an area you want to put off and avoid but you will be so glad you dealt with it now and not when it is time to actually move.

Attics can be filled with spooky things like spiders and webs and THINGS that no longer serve you. Take this season to get up there and see what is what.  It is another great project to get the family involved in as you sort through possible heirlooms and family history. Be sure to have a safe way to get into the attic. If you have a pull down staircase, check to make sure it is working properly and remove all pets and children from the area when pulling it down.  Go up and inspect the flooring and area to ensure your safety before proceeding.

As in other areas of your home, you will decide what stays and what goes. You can beginning packing up many items for if they are in the attic, you probably will not be using them any time soon. In past posts, we offered ideas and resources for recycling, donating and yard sales. Another great way to lighten your move load and save you costs on your move is to sell items online. There are countless online stores where you can list your items for sale. There are companies you can hire to sell your stuff for you. There are also sites that allow you to build your own online store for selling anything you come across. Future Boston movers may see this time (months before a move) as the time to sell on line and put some cash in your pocket.

Liberty Moving & Storage encourages our future Boston movers to research the many options available for online selling. It is another great way to get rid of what you no longer need before your big move. Check back through our older posts for great resources and ideas for sorting through the contents of your home. Good luck clearing out the “Spooky” areas of your home and Happy Halloween!

Honoring Those Who Have Served

To all those who have served and who are currently serving our country, Liberty Moving & Storage would like to say Thank You!  We are proud of our Veterans and honor them through our remembrance, support and gratitude today and every day.  Your sacrifice is the ultimate sacrifice that protects our freedom and our great nation.  Happy Veterans Day!

Liberty Moving & Storage is an agent of Arpin Van Lines. Arpin has had one of the strongest industry reputations for providing the highest quality control and performance standards to the Military and the Government Services Administration, continually having high Customer Service Index (CSI) scores compared to our competition. We proudly serve Boston moving military families.

Liberty Moving & Storage, as an agent of Arpin Van Lines, recognizes our active and veteran military service men and women by providing veteran discounts on interstate moves.  Read more here about Arpin Veteran Moving Services Savings Program and contact us about your Boston moving discount for veterans.

Liberty Moving & Storage honors our military service personnel. You work tirelessly to serve our country and we salute you!

The Benefits of Using Temporary Storage

How are you doing with your fall sorting and purging? Autumn is flying by. The busy holiday season will be upon us in a flash. This is the best time of year to take stock of what you have and what you will keep before a move. Your move costs will be based partly on the weight of your move load. You will surely save money on your move by purging unwanted items now. Throughout this fall season we have been sharing ideas and resources for sorting through the contents of the home with our future Boston movers.  There are still a couple of weeks left before the bustle of the holidays takes front stage. Time to move more stuff!

As you looked through closets, attic, basement, garage, shed, you got a true sense of what you need and want and what you will be leaving behind.  Liberty Moving & Storage shared resources and ideas for recycling, donations, on-line selling, etc.  And do not forget the possibility of holding a yard sale.

So now you are left with everything you will definitely be taking with you on your move. Some Boston movers may have used the sorting exercise as a time to start packing up items they will not be needing before moving day. Do you have furniture and boxes that are in the way of home showings? It is always best to show a home on the market that is free of clutter, personal items and abundant storage items. This helps the buyers “see” themselves living in your home. A great way to clear the way is to use temporary storage space.  As your trusted Boston mover, Liberty Moving & Storage offers temporary storage space. Our facilities are clean, climate controlled, and secure.  Come moving day, we can load your storage items along with the rest of your household contents and move everything to your new residence.

Also, keep our storage space in mind if you will be moving to temporary housing before you can move into your permanent home. We offer many solutions for short and long term storage. Liberty Moving & Storage can provide for all your moving and storage needs.  Good luck to Boston movers with all pre-move preparations!

Moving Fraud-It is real. Protect yourself

You have heard the stories about rogue movers – and well, it has happened again. The Department of Transportation has shut down 5 more moving companies for fraud. Three of the companies are in Southern Florida, one in South Carolina and one in Maryland. Read more about this story here in the Miami Herald.

Liberty Moving & Storage would like to remind Boston/Cape Cod movers to protect yourselves when choosing a Boston/Cape Cod moving company.  A great place to start is this Moving Fraud Protection Checklist put out by the US Department of Transportation Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. Their website Protectyourmove.gov has a wealth of information on how to ensure that you are choosing a reputable and honest Boston/Cape Cod moving company.  On their site you can also run a search on an Boston/Cape Cod moving company and see if they have a complaint history.  In addition, you can visit the American Moving and Storage Association and look for an AMSA certified Promover.  These movers meet AMSA quality and service standards.

Moving can be stressful enough. Do not be taken advantage of by a rogue mover. Protect yourself and your belongings and do your research. Liberty Moving & Storage is proud of our reputation and history. We have the credentials to prove it with customer testimonials right on our site, a Better Business Bureau Accreditation, plus an AMSA ProMover certification. We are the trusted Boston/Cape Cod moving company who will see your belongings safely home.

Don’t be an Boston/Cape Cod mover victim of fraud. Do your homework and let us know if we can assist you in any way. Your research will go a long way in ensuring your belongings go all the way home. Happy and Safe Moving!